China to make largest city in the world by... →
climateadaptation: Facts: 26 times the size of London 1/10th of China’s economy, growing at 4+% Highly industrialized section of China - lots of pollution Searching for a new name for the new city 29 rail lines, 3100 miles of track (NYC has 24 lines, and 800 miles of track) 42 million people -…
21 Hours - Why a shorter working week can help us...
irishboyinlondon: An interesting document from the new economic foundation A ‘normal’ working week of 21 hours could help to address a range of urgent, interlinked problems: overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live sustainably, to care for each other, and simply to enjoy life. Read the document here
life on foot: Seoul for the People →
lifeonfoot: I read read this article from Walkable DFW about the initiatives of former Mayor of Seoul, Lee Myung-bak, wherein he tore up an elevated highway to restore a stream, Cheonggyecheon, in downtown Seoul. The political battle was harsh, but the reward for staying strong is a new public place…
my thoughts are in brisbane
leahhersh: just heard from a friend who escaped the massive floods in brisbane…so awful and unimaginable. her apartment was spared, but she had to pack up and flee for safety. hang in there aussies!